Date – 13 July 2019
Time – 10:30 am - 3:00 pm

Members and guests are invited for a unique opportunity to go behind the scenes for a guided tour of Kings Seeds Production facilities.

Essex has been the centre of English seed production for many centuries. Its climate and rainfall are ideal for raising plants and taking them through the growing cycle to obtain the highest quality of seed.
Kings have been following that process for over a hundred years. On their farm of some 300 acres, they have been selecting and maintaining seed stocks longer than most and are now unique in that Kings is the last surviving wholesale horticultural seed merchant in the country. They supply seed to commercial growers of flowers and vegetables and to the home gardener. More information about Kings Seeds (openes an external link)

After the visit to Kings Seeds, lunch will be at the White Hart (5 minutes drive), a brilliant opportunity to chat to fellow members and non members.  Then members are invited to attend the Annual Branch Meeting – an excellent for you find out more about the branch and their future event programme. The meeting should last no longer then 60 minutes.

Kings Seeds, Monks Farm, Coggeshall Road, Kelvedon, CO5 9PG
The White Hart, Market Hill, Coggeshall, CO6 1NH

CPD Value: 4.5 points (Category 4).

Tickets: Members £10. Non-members £15. Includes lunch.

To book your place or to find out more: Please email

Organised by the Eastern branch of the Chartered Institute of Horticulture